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a confidential 16-page memo that justifies the targeting killing of u.s. citizens abroad suspected of being terrorists. this decision to release the document came hours before brennan was to face a serious grilling by lawmakers outraged over the program. the biggest critic, democratic senator ron wyden who says the president has been stonewalling congress for years and suggested blocking brennan's nomination. president obama called wyden specifically last night. >> clearly, the president's call to senator wyden so unusual and trying to ward off what could be a calamitous hearing today. >> what standard will barack obama be held to after the pictures of the little children who were killed by his cone drone attacks are placed before the jury in the hague? >> i was encouraged last night when the president called and he said as part of this effort, he is going to try to drive a more extensive discussion about these issues. every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. i don't think that, as one person said, that is too much to ask. >> so right no
a terrorist than to detain him. >> as president obama's choice to head the cia was grilled by congress, the u.s. military is rebooting its leadership of our lod longest war. today, general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan passed the torch to general joseph dumbford. the change of command happens as many question how the united states conducts its national security policy. i want to bring in retired army general barry mccaffrey. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> we should note the general is also the former assistant to the chairman of the joint chiefs as well. for many, the public hearings raised the issue of targeted killings. what effect, if any, will all the talk and scrutiny have on u.s. policy on the ground? >> well, i think it's a legitimate and helpful debate. you do want oversight by congress, you do want there to be known rules. you want to take into account international laws of war. however, we've killed almost 3,000 extremists, terrorist threats to the american people with these drones. these are not law enforcement operations. they are military and c
something going for him, thomas. he was still a lieutenant in the u.s. navy but some time in january or so he became aware, obviously he had been passed over twice for promotional lieutenant commander. he wasn't going to stay in the navy. january 31st he shuts off his cell phone. february 1st, he's no longer in the navy and then this terrible plot, this idea all comes together in his mind. >> and it seems that if he is bent on revenge and he keeps going, that maybe his work is not done because it seems in this situation that a person like this might take their own life? >> yeah. there are three things he might do. he may wander off into the woods and shoot himself, he could go out in a blaze of glory in a confrontation with police or he might want to go some place and hung hunker down. he played football. he knows what it's like to fake left and go right. trying to fake law enforcement to go one direction where he goes for another, hunkers down, waits and sees if his complaint is going to be answered by lapd before he strikes again. one thing for certain, he killed and he could easily kill
that those pose make those jobs much harder to do. >> secretary ray mabus of the u.s. navy. thanks for your time. the president's live remarks coming up at 1:05. keep it locked in. >>> another big story unfolding in washington, 75 prominent republicans signing a bref in support of marriage equality. this major development happening with the supreme court about to take up both the defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. i want to bring in nia-malika henderson, a reporter for "the washington post," ron geg nan reagan and michelle bernard. it's a big morning as we talk about this huge development from the right from marriage equality. let's talk about who is on this. we have jon huntsman, meg whitman, representative richard hanna, steven hadley, carlos gutierrez. nia-malika, what is your opinion about how this is moving? >> if you look at those polls, particularly among younger people, there is a sense that government should be kept out of people's personal lives. that in fact is the primary argument that the tea party makes about the role of government. here you have 70 promin
disturbing to see a representative of the u.s. resort to this base tactic more than a decade into the 21st century. >> justice correspondent pete williams. thanks so much. >>> two other big civil rights cases looming before the high court involving marriage equality. specifically the defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. as the justices get set to hear those cases in march, the president took steps to some activist space is a sign that he is getting ready to fully embrace a federal constitutional right for marriage equality. joining me now to talk about that is immigration attorney and lgbt rights activist, founder of the doma project. it is great to have you here. this was big news on friday with the late filing of this brief. the justice department to get brief -- to the supreme court on friday about doma. here is what it says. law denies to tens of thousands of same-sex couples legally married under state law and for practical benefits available to legally married opposite sex couples because the discrimination cannot be justified as substantially furthering any for go
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